GER24 Serengeti Shall Not Die

GER24 Serengeti Shall Not Die

GER24 Serengeti Shall Not Die

Directed by Bernhard Grzimek and his son Michael Grzimek, Serengeti Shall Not Die is an adaptation of Bernhard Grzimek's book of the same name. It stands as a pioneering work in wildlife documentary filmmaking, recognised for its significant contribution to the global conservation movement.

The work captures the breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity of the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania. It showcases the annual migration of wildebeest and other animals, illustrating the intricate balance of life in the region.

Released at a time when environmental awareness was growing, the film had a profound impact on audiences worldwide. It garnered critical acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 1960. The success of the film played a crucial role in raising awareness about the importance of preserving natural habitats and contributed to the establishment of the Serengeti National Park, helping to shape the early conservation movement, a movement that is still relevant to this day.

WINNER - Best Documentary Feature Film, Academy Awards 1960
WINNER - Best Cultural film or Documentary, German Film Awards 1960
Release Date: May 15, 2024
Rating: E18+
Runtime: 85 mins

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